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[whatwg] Audio(): loop() with 0 or negative value as argument

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:19:13 -0700
Message-ID: <p06240813c33edd1d81a7@[192.168.0.106]>
At 21:35  +0200 19/10/07, K?i?tof ?elechovski wrote:
>This is asymmetric and it does not reflect the common usage:
>intro-canto-canto-canto-coda.  You get intro-canto-coda-canto-canto instead.
>I have never encountered such a piece.
>Best regards,
>Chris

I think Ian mis-spoke;  loopEnd is where every 
loop ends except the *last*.  So you get what you 
wanted.

I have wondered whether it would be clearer if we 
called it loopFrom and loopTo, and had loopCount 
be the count of the *extra* plays, and loopNumber 
(or loopIndex) the current *extra* play.  So if 
loopCount is 0, loopStart and loopEnd are 
irrelevant, and loopNumber will never exceed 0 
either.

(The same names with repeat instead of loop make equal semantic sense).

Would this be easier to explain and document?

>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
>[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Michael A. Puls II
>Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 11:25 AM
>To: Ian Hickson
>Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
>Subject: Re: [whatwg] Audio(): loop() with 0 or negative value as argument
>
>
>loopstart: gives the offset at which playback is to begin for every
>playback iteration except the first. The default value is the same as
>start.
>
>loopend: gives the offset at which playback is to end for every
>playback iteration except the first. The default value is the same as
>end.


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David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Friday, 19 October 2007 15:19:13 UTC

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